RP CONVEYANCERS: Francine is the ultimate professional. I hired her to take photos for my business and I was totally impressed with the outcome. Her attention to detail and service were outstanding. I felt totally comfortable with Francine and this was reflected in the photos taken. A total professional who knows how to get the best shots! I have no hesitation in recommending Francine to anyone who requires an outstanding photographer.
Adriana Hamer, Licensed Conveyancer, www.rpconveyancing.com.au
I needed photos to design the business website of RP Conveyacers including staff and premises. To my delight, Francine exceeded expectations. Not only did she find clever ways to make the premises and staff look more welcoming and professional than the website’s competition, she also included a bunch of great looking detail shots of things like folders and filing cabinets. This really lifted the overall look of the website, givint it more personality and relevance than the stock images people often use.
Anne, web designer for RP Conveyancers
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014 / Event Photography: Francine was one of our event photographers for the Melbourne International Film Festival this year, and was dedicated to the Talking Pictures program, a series of conversations, panels, and masterclass events which presented more than 80 speakers to a public audience, including local and international directors, festival guests, media personalities and the like. Francine was a consummate professional, very reliable in terms of event coverage, turning around web ready imagery for gallery posting within 24 hours, working amongst audiences, and working with our guests (including high profile ones) and in differing kinds of venues, and working within MIFF requests and processes faultlessly; she was also fantastically talented in what she captured, and had a very assured eye for observing events. She was both capable of delivering our requests in terms of coverage checklists to deadline, and providing more creative and detail oriented shots of the spaces as well – we were impressed by what she provided.
I have no hesitation in recommending Francine for photographic work or assignments, and especially around the specific settings of performances, panels, and arts or cultural events. I´m happy to talk further, and can be reached on 0424 584 961.
Al Crossar, Programmer Melbourne International Film Festival http://www.miff.com.au
SIX HARMONIES MARTIAL ARTS / Commercial Photography; Before starting to hire Francine as our “in house” photographer, we were using either stock photos or photos we´d taken ourselves during training. Some key attributes of our academy are the bright and spacious location and the great energy here. Since hiring Francine to do all the photography for us, our website has a much more professional and consistent look. It now really looks and feels like us and the quality of the photography reflects our strive for quality in all areas as well. The majority of our enquiries come through our website and we´ve had many comments about the great photos on it which have been crucial in motivating new students to contact us for a trial lesson.
I highly recommend Francine as a photographer in any area of martial arts. Being a martial artist herself she has a great eye for movement and how to capture it. Her work is unique and of high quality.
Shifu Stuart Holdsworth, Owner and head instructor Six Harmonies Martial Arts Melbourne http://www.sixharmonies.com.au
SWISS FESTIVAL MELBOURNE 2014 / Event Photography: Francine is an absolute delight to work with. She did a photo gallery for the Swiss Festival 2014 and captured the atmosphere of the day vibrantly and colorful and more perfectly than we could have hoped. Francine listened to the brief and gave us exactly what we asksed for and in a timely manner. In fact, she exceeded all our hopes and expectations! We had such a great day and the fantastic photographs that Francine took, paint a perfect picture of it, meaning we can re-live the day over and over again.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Francine as photographer. Not only did she do an incredible job with the photos, but her attention to detail, friendly nature and personal touches make her the perfect person to capture your special day!
Rolf Huber, President Swiss Committee Melbourne http://www.swissfestivalaustralia.com
GUESTS MARTIAL ARTS / Promotional Photography: Prior to Francine´s photosession we used photographs taken by either myself or parents during classes or events at the school. It took quite a while to build a collection of images that I was happy with for our website but when the time came to update the site again the amount of effort needed to capture great quality images quickly that don´t look staged was too much. So we decided to get in a professional and that´s where Francine came in. She was/is both professional and courteous, has a martial arts background which was very important to me in that I knew that she understood the movements and types of timing that a martial artist uses. I didn´t have to explain different types of kicks or a certain move all that much. Francine already understood what I wanted and was able to make solid suggestions to help me achieve the right results. Franine was able to work in and around the classes without causing a disruption to the students in particular the children´s classes. This allowed the students to both behave and look natural in the images which has helped me capture the true look and feel of training at my school.
I can happily recommenc Francine for any martial arts photography work that you might be considering.
Craig Guest, Owner and head instructor Guests Martial Arts, Melbourne http://www.guestsmartialarts.com.au
MARTIAL ARTS RECOVERY / Commercial & Product Photography: In setting up my business, brand and website, I was determined to give my martial arts supplement page a clean and professional look. I had spent a considerable sum on its design and inception, so I was conscious that I needed the photos to integrate and complement the existing style of the site. I engaged Francine specifically because of her knowledge and experience blending photography and the world of martial arts. The process was simple, creative and it was easy to work with Francine as she has the ability to set up different angles and ideas very quickly. As I had a defined idea of what I was after in terms of a result, Francine was able to work quickly and effectively with me. Importantly, she was also mindful of my allocated time and budget for this aspect of the project.
I would certainly engage Francine´s professional services for future work, and would recommend her. I already have some future projects in mind and will be using FSPY again.
Lawrence Michell, Owner Martial Arts Recovery http://www.martialartsrecovery.com.au
BEINGWELL HEALTHCARE / Commercial Photography ; ” We employed Francine to assist us in taking professional photos of our practice and practitioners to update our website and brochures. We found Francine to to be highly organised and professisonal, particularly when having to juggle 2 practices and 18 staff members. When Francine presented the photographs, I was completely amazed with the image and the feelings they portrayed. As we are a Health & Wellness business, the photos and the artistry in which Francine had meant the photos reflected the calm, spirited and ambient atmosphere of our practices.
I will highly recommend Francine for further photo sessions with us and others alike.”
Dr. Anthony Yeuong, Owner Beingwell Healthcare Melbourne http://www.beingwellhc.com.au/
THE GABRIEL LYNCH BAND / Environmental Artist Portrait ; “Francine was a delight to be photographed by. As someone who suffers from extreme anxiety in front of a camera, I found her to be thoroughly professional and encouraging, while her direction allowed us to achieve some excellent results. I was comfortable throughout the shoot and was reassured by her thorough and enthusiastic approach to her work.
Her eye is extraordinary and I was thrilled to see how much detail she was able to capture through her lens; the photographs themselves captured a mood, in addition to the wonderful imagery. Just fantastic.”
Gabriel Lynch, The Gabriel Lynch Band, Musician http://www.thegabriellynchband.com/
HINT OF HENNA / Commercial Photography “During the first year of my business, Hint of Henna , I needed photos which represented the business’ transition between ‘the beginning’ and ‘professional’. Wanting a haunting, rainforest/fairytale photo shoot, I knew instantly that Francine was the woman that could and would achieve this. She took brainstorming scribbles and scrambled ideas, and brought them to life!
She goes beyond expectations and delivers a beautifully organized, shot and edited piece of work. She knew exactly how to bring out the essence of my business and was able to describe it in one single shot.
I highly recommend FSPY – Francine Schaepper Photography to anyone looking for professionalism, fantastic photography and a beautiful soul behind the lens…”
Telisa Cooper, Owner Hint of Henna https://www.facebook.com/hintofhenna?fref=ts
JACKSON RAINE / Environmental Portrait, Director of Photography; ”Francine is more than a photographer with a great eye. She asks incisive questions that enable her to understand your project as well as you do making her a true collaborator who’s photos tell your story with her exceptional sense of style.”
Jackson Raine, Filmmaker/Actor